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MY 1997 JEEP WRANGLER STALLED OUT IN A CREEK AND SINCE THEN IT STARTED BACKFIRING THE WATER WAS ONLY A 1FT DEEP DRIVING TO FAST BELIEVE WATER HIT SPARK PLUGS

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Don't forget that the fan can blow water just about everywhere. Dry off your wires by removing them one by one and wiping them down with wd40 and then again with some silicone spray (I soak a paper towel or rag with both to do this). Also check the inside of the distributor cap and rotor. If they get wet inside it will cause arcing and mis-fire. Easy way to detect arcing is to run the engine in the dark and look carefully for a "halo" or actual sparks from ignition system.

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